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Sports Ministry announces monthly stipend of Rs 50000 to TOP athletes

Sports Ministry announces monthly stipend of Rs 50000 to TOP athletes

New Delhi, Sept 15 (UNI) The Government today accepted the Olympic Task Force's recommendation of providing a stipend of Rs 50,000 per month to the elite athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympic, Asian Games or Common Wealth Games to meet pocket expenses.


   The Government has selected 152 elites under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme where all the athletes will get benefit from the decision. The stipend will be paid with effect from September 1, 2017.


   Announcing the decision on social media, Union Sports Minister Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd.) tweeted,"MYAS @IndiaSports announces Rs 50k/month pocket allowance for 152 elite athletes preparing for Tokyo/CWG/Asian Games. Athletes first, always!" "The allowance applies wef 1 Sep 2017 & is purely for pocket expenses of elite athletes. Committed to providing all resources to our champions," he said further. Moreover, the Governement is also getting in touch with all the athletes selected under TOP to get training & competition exposure plan and any further assistance required for preparation of prestigious competitions. Significantly, the TOP Scheme was launched in May 2015 with the objective of identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games with special focused on Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Wrestling and Shooting. UNI KU PY

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Junior ranking badminton: Triple crowns for Tanisha, Arjun, double for Aashrun, Sushil

21 Jul 2018 | 8:30 PM

Panaji, Jul 21 (UNI) Tanisha Crasto and Arjun Fallary won triple crowns while Aashrun Gautam and Sushil Nayak won double crowns each, at the All Goa Junior Major Ranking Badminton Championship organised by Sunny Sports Club in collaboration with Goa Badminton Association and the Sports Authority of Goa.

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21 Jul 2018 | 7:39 PM

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Dharwatkar Memorial TT: Kewal, Vedant, Rishan, Aaron win titles

21 Jul 2018 | 7:37 PM

Panaji, Jul 21 (UNI) Kewal Tamhankar had a good outing, winning both the Mens and Youth Boys singles titles to clinch a double crown at the 8th Late Ramacanta V P Dharwatkar Memorial All Goa Table Tennis tournament organised by Panjim Table Tennis Club in collaboration with the Sports Authority of Goa, at Indoor Stadium, Campal, in the city.

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J&K bags Ist, Manipur 2nd & Rajasthan 3rd place in 2nd Jeet Kune Do Federation Cup in Srinagar

J&K bags Ist, Manipur 2nd & Rajasthan 3rd place in 2nd Jeet Kune Do Federation Cup in Srinagar

21 Jul 2018 | 6:40 PM

Srinagar, July 21 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir bagged first place in 2nd Jeet Kune Do Federation Cup which concluded on Saturday at S K Indoor Stadium in the summer capital, Srinagar.

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Wriddhiman Saha to under surgery in UK; BCCI

21 Jul 2018 | 5:41 PM

Mumbai, Jul 21 (UNI) Wicket-keeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha willundergo a surgery of his shoulder in UK by this month end orbeginning of August, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)said today.

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